What are the important events that happened on November 28? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.

November 28: Facts & Myths About This Day

November 28 is the 332nd day of the year 2017 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 33 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Tuesday.

Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 15, 2017 – a Tuesday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?

When this day started, 1,511,827,200 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.

Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontadigon’ day.

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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.

According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 83 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.

The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 1,803 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.

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November 28 Historical Events

  • 1811
    Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, premieres at the Gewandhaus in Leipzig.
  • 1821
    Panama Independence Day: Panama separates from Spain and joins Gran Colombia.
  • 1885
    Bulgarian victory in the Serbo-Bulgarian War preserves the Unification of Bulgaria.
  • 1895
    The first American automobile race takes place over the 54 miles from Chicago’s Jackson Park to Evanston, Illinois. Frank Duryea wins in approximately 10 hours.
  • 1905
    Irish nationalist Arthur Griffith founds Sinn Féin as a political party with the main aim of establishing a dual monarchy in Ireland.
  • 1909
    Sergei Rachmaninoff makes the debut performance of his Piano Concerto No. 3, considered to be one of the most technically challenging piano concertos in the standard classical repertoire.
  • 1960
    Mauritania becomes independent of France.
  • 1972
    Last executions in Paris, of the Clairvaux Mutineers, Roger Bontems and Claude Buffet, guillotined at La Sante Prison. (Bontems had been found innocent of murder by the court, but as Buffet’s accomplice is condemned to death anyway.) The chief executioner is Andre Obrecht.
  • 1975
    East Timor declares its independence from Portugal.
  • 1979
    Air New Zealand Flight 901, a DC-10 operated sightseeing flight over Antarctica, crashes into Mount Erebus, killing all 257 people on board.

Who were born on November 28?

  • 1628
    John Bunyan, English cleric and author (d. 1688)
  • 1837
    John Wesley Hyatt, American inventor (d. 1920)
  • 1864
    James Allen English writer (d. 1912)
  • 1929
    Berry Gordy Jr., American record company owner
  • 1950
    Ed Harris, American actor
  • 1963
    Walt Weiss, American baseball player
  • 1968
    Dawn Robinson, American singer (En Vogue)
  • 1974
    Kristian Schmid, Australian actor
  • 1975
    Eka Kurniawan, Indonesian writer
  • 1992
    Adam Hicks, American actor

Who died on November 28?

  • 741
    St. Gregory III
  • 1667
    Jean de Thévenot, French traveller and scientist (b. 1633)
  • 1794
    Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben, Prussian army officer (b. 1730)
  • 1890
    Jyotirao Phule, Indian social reformer.
  • 1971
    Wasfi Tel, Jordanian Prime Minister (b. 1920)
  • 1992
    Sidney Nolan, Australian painter (b. 1917)
  • 1998
    Kerry Wendell Thornley, co-founder of Discordianism (b. 1938)
  • 2002
    Dave “Snaker” Ray, American blues musician (b. 1943)
  • 2006
    Robert Volpe, Artist ,Art Theft Detective (b. 1942)
  • 2009
    Takeo Kajiwara, Japanese Go player (b. 1923)

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